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English definition of “pare sth (down) to the bone”

pare sth (down) to the bone

to reduce something to a level at which only what is absolutely necessary is leftBecoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of pare sth (down) to the bone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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